Commencement update

A view of the filled Redbird Arena from high in the stands at Commencement

The disruption of the spring semester by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has also impacted one of Illinois State University’s most cherished traditions: Spring commencement.

Deaf and hard of hearing graduates ready to give back

Woman sitting behind a teacher's desk

Brenda Nedved, Haley Drucker, and Mark Reppen are the deaf and hard of hearing program’s only graduates this December. The three students are all members of the deaf community. While Nedved grew up as a child of deaf adults, Drucker and Reppen were born deaf.

Behind the scenes at major events

Countless hours are spent in the planning and implementation of two major student events, Welcome Week and commencement, both coordinated by the Dean of Students Office in the Division of Student Affairs.